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Texas A&M third baseman Riley Sartain was drafted 18th overall by the Aussie Peppers in the National Pro Fastpitch Draft on Monday.

Texas A&M senior Riley Sartain, who plays third base and shortstop for the softball team, was selected by the Aussie Peppers with the 18th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2019 National Pro Fastpitch Draft on Monday.

Sartain, who has started 220 games, has 35 career home runs and 135 runs batted in with 31 doubles.

The Aussie Peppers will play in Mankato, Minnesota, having moved from Australia after being the Aussie Spirit last season.

Former Texas A&M outfielder Keeli Milligan, who transferred to Louisiana-Lafayette for her senior season, was picked in the fifth round with the 25th and final pick of the draft by USSAA Pride.

Florida pitcher Kelly Barnhill, who beat A&M twice over the weekend, was drafted first by the Chicago Bandits and teammate Amanda Lorenz, an outfielder/first baseman who drove in runs in all three games, was picked next by USSAA Pride.

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